How can the original file format for the scanned PDF I received be .doc?
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Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Sep 19, 2011

How can the original file format for the scanned PDF I received be .doc?

I received five scanned PDF-files (searchabe text, so they have been OCR:ed) from my customer and the only CAT-tool I can open this in is Alchemy Publisher 3.0 (although some of the text is distorted).

When I translate these PDF:s and finally choose Export to original file format (only option, nothing else to choose from), my translated PDF:s get exported to .doc format.

But I opened the files in PDF-format in Alchemy Publisher 3.0. So I wonder why I can't export them as PDF?

Is there any way I can save my finished translations as PDF and not as Word?


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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confused Sep 19, 2011

Fredrik Pettersson wrote:

How can the original file format for the scanned PDF I received be .doc?

I received five scanned PDF-files (searchabe text, so they have been OCR:ed) from my customer


You can save a lot of files as PDF direct from the application (no need to OCR)







Is there any way I can save my finished translations as PDF and not as Word?


?

Just open the DOC and save as PDF...



[Edited at 2011-09-19 13:23 GMT]


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Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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How do I save as PDF in Alchemy Publisher 3.0? Sep 19, 2011

The PDF:s really seem to have been OCR:ed, not saved as .doc

You can see on this screencast the perforations to the left on the page so it surely has been scanned: http://screencast.com/t/w1WWLnZhP3a

And then it must have been OCR:ed because the text is searchable.

What I mean with "Is there any way I can save my finished translations as PDF and not as Word?"
is that I want to save the finished translation in Publisher as PDF and not as Word. The only option when choosing Exort or Save is to original file format (which, for some strange reason, is Word) or .ppf (Save As...).

If I export to original file format and get my translation in Word all the formatting is distorted. So I can't create a PDF from Word (with Adobe Professional or similar software) because the formatting will be lost.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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?? Sep 19, 2011

You say you can export as DOC. Right?

Well, export it as DOC, open it in Word and save as PDF.

AFAIK from Word 2003 you can save a file also as PDF (that's the way a send my bills ). Which formatting should be lost? As soon as you save a file as PDF, the format of the original file (can be a lot of extensions) goes banana.

You don't need OCR to save a text file as PDF.

Regards



[Edited at 2011-09-19 14:05 GMT]


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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image versus text Sep 19, 2011

Fredrik Pettersson wrote:



And then it must have been OCR:ed because the text is searchable.






A PDF can be a image and can be also text.

A image must be passed through a OCR application, but a text PDF can be "used" without it.


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